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A New Map of the State of Illinois by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

£85.00 Approx $104.55, €99.18

Code: 4266

Date: 1855
Published 1855 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 .  Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring; hand coloured by county. Overall sheet size: 34.8cms x 42.6cms; image size: 337mm x 401mm.   Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring.  Explanation Key bottom right showing symbols for canals , Rail Roads, Leading Roads, County Towns etc .  Top right margin tip missing ; edges browned else very good condition.

Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. were a publishing company based in Philadelphia. They were part of the burgeoning atlas and map publishing in the early to mid-nineteenth century. They published many famous works, including Tanner’s New Universal Atlas.  Their maps are notable for the decorative borders and fine, vivid original hand colouring.